have Learning Challenges
Unsure of How to Get Help
our parent advisers have the training and support that is
required to meet the needs of the child
to Assist You in Your Journey to
Help Your Child to Learn Their Way
SpEdConnecticut is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the education, employment and independent living of individuals with disabilities by:
- Helping families of children with disabilities navigate the complex educational process.
- Facilitating productive communication between parents of children with disabilities and school personnel.
- Referring families of children with disabilities and adults with learning disabilities to appropriate service providers and community resources.
- Training parents and professionals in best practices in special education.
SpEdConnecticut needs your help please consider becoming a Sponsor for our trainings, IEP Clinics or Parent Consultations. SpEdConnecticut relies on volunteers to run our IEP Clinics and other trainings. Becoming a Sponsor helps our volunteers assist as many parents as possible by allowing us to reach as many parents as possible.
Join today to help us improve the lives of more than 75,000 Connecticut students with disabilities. Every child deserves meaningful educational opportunity – to prepare them for post-secondary education or training, employment, and independent living. YOU can make a difference!
Our parent advisers are unique in that we focus on teaching the parents how to navigate the system in order to access an appropriate program for their children. While our Parent Advisers come from different walks of life, what they all have in common is experience working or living with a child with a disability.
We need more people like our parent adviser Missy. She's nice, knowledgeable, patient and caring. She's a motivator! She made sure my son got the proper testing to give him the assistance that he needs.
The parent adviser helped to clarify difficult issues that the mother did not fully understand. He was instrumental in making a potentially contentious situation into an amenable PPT.
I have worked with Linda on this particular case for at least two years and in every PPT that I can recall, she demonstrated the utmost professionalism and willingness to work with the school for the good of the student.